50th Anniversary

Our first meal delivery in 1974Since 1974 Meals on Wheels of Wake County has nourished, enriched, and strengthened the lives of Wake County senior neighbors through daily meal delivery and human connections.

Meals on Wheels is a proven, community driven solution that addresses the challenges of aging by promoting healthy eating and improving quality of life for our nation’s most vulnerable seniors. We provide our homebound, senior neighbors with a nutritious hot meal, along with a check-in and visit.

Meals on Wheels of Wake County was founded on February 12, 1974 with ten volunteers meeting at Hillyer Christian Church to deliver meals in downtown Raleigh (pictured to the left). Since then over 10 million meals have been served in Wake County alone. Meals on Wheels of Wake County is associated with the Meals on Wheels America, which is comprised of over 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs and 800,000 volunteers in the U.S. dedicated to ending senior hunger.


As we enter our 50th year, we invite you to join us in celebrating what we have accomplished together to uplift seniors in our community.
More details coming soon!


Save the Date for our 50th Anniversary Celebration